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Church and State in American Education


by R. Freeman Butts 1950

In education above all, decisions of public policy should be made in the light of the "general welfare" rather than in the light of religious preferences or religious sanctions. Here, a determination to make such decisions on the basis of the common, secular agreements of a community made up of differing religious orientations is a necessity that need not be a matter of hostility to religion in any form.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 52 Number 3, 1950, p. 145-157
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5109, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 4:42:29 PM

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